Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, will perhaps be remembered as the day WikiLeaks stopped even pretending to be an organization dedicated to governmental transparency.
After tweeting against government leaks, the organization floated the idea of building a database of information about verified Twitter users.
The theoretical database would include information about the families, jobs, finances and housing of anyone with a blue check next to their name. And, while it’s not clear exactly how such a database would be published, it seems that an “online database” would be available to anyone with an internet connection, which is also known as doxing. Read more…